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Philadelphia, the Original Startup City: A Discussion with Philly’s Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Now more than ever, small businesses and startups are on the rise, and many of the industry leaders emerging are young, creative, and passionate about finding innovative ways to address problems both big and small.

Many of these entrepreneurs come from all over the world, bringing with them the skills, talents, and passion to invest in Philadelphia’s communities.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia welcomes audience members to engage with a panel of young professionals from the Philadelphia area who are making waves in the tech industry by offering exciting new products and services that are changing peoples' lives for the better.

About the Moderator:
  • Keenan Corrigan, Director of Philadelphia, Venture for America
About the Panelists:
  • Jessie Garcia, CEO & Founder, Tozuda
  • Yasmine Mustafa, CEO and co-founder, ROAR for Good
  • Khai Tran, Founder, Waterfront Ventures, Inc.
  • Other panelists to be announced…
Event Options:
  • Students & Young Friends Members of the Council: Program for $5 or Lecture Pass
  • Members of the Council: Program for $15 or Lecture Pass
  • General Public: Program for $25
Important Information:

Want to become a member or register using your company's corporate membership benefits? Call Margaret Keenan at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 to take advantage of membership for discounted tickets to programs.

For the accommodation of special needs at events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility) please call Hayley Boyle, 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna, ext. 235.

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street 19107
Suite 2M
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